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Gosaikunda Lake Trekking

Gosaikunda Lake Trekking

Gosaikunda Lake Trekking is located in the Langtang National Park, north of Kathmandu. The Gosaikunda Loop is a quite remote and sparsely populated area. A glacier lake, Gosaikunda, is the most famous of the many other glacier lakes in Nepal. It is a very famous holy lake for Hindus and Buddhists. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the Gosaikunda Lake every year during the full moon festival in August and Hindu people believe that the god Mahadev (Shiva), intoxicated by grief due to his wife (Parbati) death, felt thirsty so he hit the stone with his holy stick (holy trident), Finally, water came from hit stone then Lord Shiva drank the water and remove his thirstiness and slept there, latter on became his sleeping area is beautiful Gosainkunda Lake.

This is the history of the origin of the Gosaikunda Lake and Hindus believe that the image of Mahadev (Shiva) can be seen in the middle surface of the water. This is a journey with numerous highlights, stunning views of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna massif as far as you can see.

Gosaikunda Lake trek can be extended for more days but you need to adjust along with it to Helambu Valley but you need to cross Louribina/Gosaikunda Pass (4610 m) to reach Helambu Valley. But the itinerary below is specifically designed for short vacation periods.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Drive to Dhunche (1960m)
Day 04: Trek to Sing Gompa (3330m)
Day 05: Trek to Lauribina Yak (3920m)
Day 06: Trek to Gosaikunda (4460m)
Day 07: Trek to Dhunche (1960m)
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 09: Depart Kathmandu


Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Langtang
Trek Start Point:  Dhunche
Trek End Point: Dhunche
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse / Camping
Trekking Grade: Medium-Hard
Best Season:  March - June / August-November
Max Elevation: 4460m
Duration: 9 Days

The price will be depending on service quality that you are going to use accommodation (Deluxe, Standard & Budget) in cities and entire the trekking either way normal teahouse or best available or Camping (Fully tented camp) so better to mention us what you are expecting? Please click here to request the price.

PRICE INCLUDES:-

  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 and above participants get twin sharing room in a 3-star standard hotel)
  • Historical monument city sightseeing with a tour guide
  • Historical monuments city sightseeing transportation by Non A/C Comfortable Vehicle
  • Kathmandu sightseeing/monument visits Entrance fees
  • Kathmandu to Dhunche overland transportation by public bus
  • Dhunche to Kathmandu hotel overland transportation by private vehicle
  • Trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge/Teahouse (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Three time meals a day during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/Main course
  • Dessert (Fresh Fruits/Chocolate) after dinner on behalf of the company
  • One Experienced English-speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide and his food, accommodation, and salary.
  • Porters carrying your luggage while trekking (Two guests get one porter carrying a maximum of 25 kg of luggage)
  • Langtang national park entry fee
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government taxes and office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES:-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • International and domestic air tickets
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all types of hot drinks in Trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Hot water, battery charge and hot shower charge during the trek (If need to pay)
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Expenses resulting from delays beyond our control in case of weather, flight cancellations, or natural calamities
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
After you arrive in Kathmandu airport please check our company board outside the main gate there will be our airport representative you will meet with him, and he will be transferred to hotel by private vehicle and our representative will help you to check in your hotel after that if time enough, representative will take you to our office for short briefing about the trip but if not enough time then give a short trip brief in hotel and request to pay the due balance for the trip. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including Pashupatinath temple (The biggest Hindu temple), Boudhanath (the biggest Buddhist stupa), Swayambhunath known as monkey temple and Kathmandu Durbar square then drive back to hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1960m)
Today your guide will pick you up from your hotel early in morning to go for new bus park to catch the public bus to Dhunche but if you prefer to hire private vehicle then private vehicle (Jeep/Land cruiser or bus depend on group size) will pick up from hotel and directly drive to Dhunche. You head north of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche (1960m) through the famous places Kakani (2145m), Ranipauwa, Trisuli Bazaar (548m), Betrawati (620m), Kalikhastan (1390m) and finally you reach at Dhunche (1960m) It takes about 6/7hours drive from Kathmandu. Overnight at teahouse

Day 04: Dhunche trek to Sing Gompa (3330m)
Today is steep, hard that climbs more than 1300m. Few minutes walk in motor road then you will meet the sign for trail, the first part of the trails ascends gradually through mineral water factory up to Ghatte Khola (stream). Crossing a suspension bridge over this stream, the trail follows the north side of the river for short while, then begins the steep climbs towards the ridge. After the initial climb, the trail levels a bi, Passes through tiny village of Deurali (2660m) and then continues up to this ridge. Climbs through a forest of firs and rhododendrons for about two hours you reach at very basic teahouse from where you will see views of back down valley. After that the trail continues to climb to the Dimsa (3030m). Beyond trek continue up past an army camp, and then climb up through scrub and oaks to Sing Gompa (3330m) overnight at teahouse

Day 05: Sing Gompa trek to Lauribina Yak (3920m)
The trail of today climbs steeply up the ridge, which creates a transition zone between rich, moist forests on the northern slopes and dry scrub vegetation on the slope facing south. The area on the northern slope is a sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepali calls cat bear. The trail crosses behind the ridge and stays in the deep forest for a while before emerging onto a saddle at Chalang Pati (3650m) from here we enter the Goisakund protected area where the killing of animals, lighting of wood fires and grazing of goats is prohibited. As the trail steeply climbs up to Laurebina today you will enjoy the outstanding views of Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang lirung.  It is possible to continue to Goisakund on the same day, but for acclimatization reasons as well as morning view from here is excellent so it is better to stay one overnight in Laurebina Yak (3920m). Overnight at teahouse

Day 06: Lauberina Yak trek to Gosaikund (4460m)
Today we start by climbing further along the ridge till we see the first lakes at around 4100 meters. The trail now leaves the ridge and heads high above the Trisuli valley. After the trail crosses a spur, the second lake in the chain (Bhairav Kund) comes into view. The trail climbs gently but continuously to the third and largest lake known as Gosaikund (4460m). Goisakund Lake has a black rock in the middle, said to be the head of Shiva. According to the legend, Shiva created the lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after consuming poison. Hundreds of pilgrims come here to worship and bathe during the full-moon festival each August. It takes about 40 minutes to walk around the lake. Overnight at teahouse

Day 07: Gosaikunda trek to Dhunche (1960m)
Today, after breakfast we start our trek to Dhunche which is quite long day walk but Trekkers easily manage it because from Goasaikunda trek trail lead all the way down hill so people easily reach in one day from Gosainkunda.  After you reach the Dhunche (1960m) then refresh and celebrate the last night in Himalaya. Overnight at teahouse

Day 08: Dhunche (1960m) drive to Kathmandu (1350m)
Today early in the morning we catch the public bus to Kathmandu or if you have booked private vehicle through our company then private vehicle (Jeep/Land cruiser or bus depend on group size) will pick up from Dhunche and drive to Kathmandu. It takes about 7/8 hours drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Kathmandu. The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is through gravel and bumpy road and then well paved road up to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel

Day 09: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination

Joining a group is available in the high trekking season. Please contact us to check availability.

If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed and departure the trip any date that suitable to your holiday schedule especially for you. Please click here for tailor made trip form.

 

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